And international and award-nominated production

of the Swedish musical sensation

December 2001 - June 2002

The Concert Hall of Aarhus

Falkoner Salen

Vejle Music Theatre

The temperamental American world chess champion Frederick Trumper is in Merano to defend his title against Russian chess champion Anatoly Sergievsky. But it’s not just the title of the world’s best chess player that matters. A grand political game of nerves between the Cold War-era superpowers is unfolding behind the scenes and on the chessboard. Meanwhile, Frederick’s second Florence Vassy falls in love with Anatoly, and the love triangle is further complicated when Anatoly’s wife Svetlana arrives. CHESS a love drama told with passion and great musical moments.

REVIEWS

Beautiful, international Chess
Ekstra-Bladet
Experimental, relevant and world-class entertainment.
Jyske Vestkysten

MEDIA

GALLERY

CAST

Emma Kershaw
Florence
Stig Rossen
Anatoly
Zubin Varla
Frederick
Michael Cormick
The Arbiter
Simon Clark
Molokov
Gunilla Backman
Svetlana
James Graeme
Walter

ENSEMBLE

Barbara Runekilde Torup
Karina Algren
Kinne Lucas
Line Kirstine Sørensen
Lisbeth Holmegaard
Marie-Louise Møller Lange
Mirja Kennedy
Rikke Enevoldsen
Stine Pagh
Thuri Dannesboe
Tine Ohrt-Nissen
Trine Jørgensen / Charlotte Schmidt-Jensen
Benjamin Shitrit
Christian Bach
Klavs Rosell
Mathias Samsing
Morten Roed Frederiksen
Rasmus Frank Bak
Rasmus Rørbæk
Ronny Sterlø
Simon Kruse
Thomas Storm Hansen
Tuan Minh Hoang
Ulrik Bruun Andersen

SONGS

ACT ONE

The Story of Chess
Arbiter and chess pieces
Merano
Citizens of Merano, the mayor and Frederick
Commie Newspapers
Florence & Frederick
Press Conference
Florence & Reporters
Anatoly & Molokov
Anatoly & Molokov
Where I Want to Be
Anatoly & Pop Choir
Diplomats
Walter, Molokov, American & Russian diplomats
The Arbiter
Arbiter & Pop Choir
Hymn to Chess
Ensemble
Merchandisers
Merchandisers
Chess #1
Orchestra
Arbiter (Reprise)
Arbiter & Pop Choir
Quartet - A Model of Decorum and Tranquility
Molokov, Florence, Arbiter & Anatoly
Florence & Molokov
Molokov, Florence, Walter & Frederick
1965 - Budapest is Rising
Florence & Frederick
Nobody's Side
Florence & Pop Choir
Der Kleine Franz
Citizens of Merano
Mountain Duet
Florence, Anatoly & Frederick
Chess #2
Orchestra
Florence Quits
Frederick & Florence
Pity the Child
Frederick & Ensemble
Embassy Lament
Russian diplomats
Heaven Help My Heart
Florence
Anthem
Anatoly & Ensemble

ACT TWO

The Golden Bangkok
Orchestra
One Night in Bangkok
Frederik & Pop Choir
One More Opponent / You and I
Anatoly & Florence
The Soviet Machine
Molokov & Russian diplomats
Interview
Walter, Anatoly & Frederick
Someone Else's Story
Svetlana
The Deal
Pricipal Cast
I Know Him So Well
Florence & Svetlana
Talking Chess
Frederick & Anatoly
End Game
Company
You and I (Reprise)
Anatoly & Florence
Finale
Walter, Florence & chess pieces

ORCHESTRA

Aarhus & Vejle

Flute / PiccoloKathrine GarmarkOboe / Cor AnglaisHenrik FindsenClarinetDorthe Gade LietzenClarinet / bass clarinetMette LundFlute / Clarinet / Baritone saxophoneRobin WatsonBassoonTorben FrederiksenHornFlemming SalvigTrumpet IAnne Mette KnudsenTrumpet IILars SchusterTrumpet IIIJan SørensenTrombone IJens VindTrombone IINiels NørgaardKeyboard IMartin Bergmann Konge / Nigel CookKeyboard IIHans EsbjergKeyboard IIIJakob TrautnerGuitarsJens KokholmBassJakob BonderupDrumsSune BahrPercussionHenrik SvenningViolin (concertmaster)Ole Jacob Frederiksen / Hanne Holt-NielsenViolin IAndreas Rex Troelsen & Bodil Thordal-ChristensenViolin IIAstrid Høier, Martin Lund & Morten Christoffer-MøllerCello IJon AnderskouCello IIChristian Sundevall

Copenhagen

Flute / PiccoloLars FrederiksenOboe / Cor AnglaisSigne MøldrupClarinetThomas Lund JensenClarinet / bass clarinetBirgit Bøgh SimonsenFlute / Clarinet / Baritone saxophoneRobin WatsonBassoonEmilie DeichmannHornCarsten Smith-NielsenTrumpet IKnud Erik NørgaardTrumpet IIJens GotholdtTrumpet IIILars Ejlif HansenTrombone ILea NielsenTrombone IINiels GerhardtKeyboard IMartin Bergmann KongeKeyboard IIThomas JaqueKeyboard IIIPalle Juul HansenGuitarsLars MaasbølBassKalle MagnussonDrumsTom JensenPercussionTom Højlund OlsenViolin (concertmaster)Søren ØstergaardViolin IJakob Dinsen, Maj KullbergViolin IILena Persson, Pernille Hvid Larsen & Agnete VilladsenCello ICamilla KirchhoffCello IIAnne Hall

CREATIVE TEAM

Music
Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics
Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus
Book
Tim Rice
Orchestrations
Anders Eljas

DELIVERY COSTS